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An introduction to the skill of musick, : in three books the first contains the grounds and rules of musick, acording to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof, the second, instructions and lessons both for the bass-viol and treble-violin, the third, The art of descant, or, Composing of musick in parts, in a more plain and easie method than any heretofore published (1683)

Author: Playford, John, 1623-1686?; Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620; Simpson, Christopher, d. 1669
Subject: Music; Violin; Counterpoint
Publisher: London : Printed by William Godbid for John Playford, and are to be sold at his shop ...
Language: English
Call number: Ing.5
Digitizing sponsor: National Library of Scotland
Book contributor: National Library of Scotland
Collection: nlsmusic; nationallibraryofscotland; europeanlibraries

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Originally published in 1654 as: A breefe introduction to the skill of musick

Engraved frontispiece portrait of Playford

A brief introduction to the art of descnt, or Composing musick in parts has special titlepage and separate paging

The art of descant, or, Composing music in parts (part III) attributed in earlier editions to Thomas Campion and Christopher Simpson

Wing (2nd ed.)


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